Mar 22, 2014 - 8:34 pm
I've read this often. Also have read reports like Sindy's who've had many parts removed. Can't scare her with a scapel. It got me thinking....hmm....
elbow bone tumor removed at 12 yo. the start of it all. I ate aspirin like m&ms for a year. Carried a bottle in my pocket.
rt. knee, 3 or 4 procedures for bilateral menisectomies, torn anterior cruciate removed not repaired. awake for all but one
lt. knee, 3 procedures for bilateral menisectomies, torn posterior cruciate removed not repaired....and I still jog on those knees? awake. spinal anesthesia wore off during 2 of my knee procedures. No kidding. I knew my surgeons and watched my knee procedures on the monitor. This is what you can do when you spend your career working in health care.
bilateral carpal tunnel surgery. hands were constantly numb. perfect since.
cervical discectomy...right arm and chest were 75% paralyzed for about 18 months from nerve damage. I couldn't raise my arm to put on or off my shirt, or open a door. Arm was skinny like a stick. Doctor thought 80% recovery would be good. Felt like I got shot when the disc blew out. Now fully recovered about 10 years.
vasectomy..now that was scarey. surgeon had parkinsons. only kidding.
Cholecsystectomy..gall bladder removal. 2 years before my kidney cancer diagnosis. Cancer should have been found at that time. oh well, what are you gonna do?
2 biopsies of lung mets.
nephrectomy with embolization first. that one hurt. embolization was done prior to nephrectomy and pain med was limited because of anasthesia that was to follow.
basal cell cancer removal from back. local anesthetic. done twice.
melanoma on head removal. local anesthetic. melanoma was maybe 2 square inches. strange feeling of scapel cutting away. Had a biopsy first
I think that covers it. Except 2-3 visits to the ER for stitches. I had many sports injuries. My father used to say that I'd get hurt playing checkers!
Now you know why I believe that we will heal from just about anything that they can do to us. I forgot a couple colonoscopies. Do they count?